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More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

Byproducts of increased efficiency, including cost reductions, and optimized business processes, were reported as benefits.                                     

DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel opens the...

Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

We spoke with battery experts from top industry...

Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about...

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Short-Term Energy Outlook

September 10, 2014 9:26 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.                           

Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified By New LEED Standards

September 4, 2014 9:16 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

Grainger expects the new data center to consume up to 50 percent less energy for cooling than similar data centers.                                       

Oil Prices Ease but Remain Elevated

July 21, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil prices fell further Monday as concern about Ukraine eased but still were elevated on anxiety about the Middle East.                      

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Accurate Equipment Energy Use Data

July 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Onset | Product Releases | Comments

While minimizing plug loads can be an effective energy reduction strategy in buildings, it is often difficult for energy auditors and building management professionals to determine how much energy individual pieces of equipment such as computers, monitors, printers and other devices consume.

LED Flood Light On Qualified Products List For Rebates

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by Dialight | Product Releases | Comments

Facilities that install this LED Flood Light not only receive fixtures with 10-year full performance warranties and high efficiency but may also qualify for many state and utility energy efficient rebate programs, says the company.

Honeywell To Train Next Generation Of Refinery Technicians In Vietnam

June 19, 2014 11:03 am | by Honeywell Process Solutions | News | Comments

Nghi Son Refinery will be the country's second, and largest, refinery and will meet about 30 percent of Vietnam's growing demand for refined petroleum products, such as motor fuel and petrochemicals.                  

Nuclear Industry Explores Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 10:50 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

In response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, the U.S. government dramatically increased funding to develop tougher protective skins for nuclear fuel, hoping to spur innovation in designs that hadn't changed much in years.     

Why Making Lights In America ‘Is Not Just An Option’

June 13, 2014 9:44 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Lighting in America is big business. Not just in the scope of money invested toward new illumination, but also in the sheer volume of electricity required to keep the lights on.              

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EPA's New Plan - Feasible & Economically Beneficial?

June 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Michael Obeiter and Kevin Kennedy, World Resources Institute | Blogs | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in avoiding the worst consequences of global warming. Without significant reductions from the power sector, the country cannot meet its goal of reducing its emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

GE Breaks Ground On $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by The Greenville Area Development Corporation | News | Comments

General Electric broke ground on a new state-of-the-art Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Greenville, SC, announcing plans to invest $400 million over the next ten years in Greenville to expand the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities.

EPA Asks Alaska To Cut Carbon Emissions 26%

June 5, 2014 10:15 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emissions cuts vary by state. In Alaska, the plan calls for a cut of carbon pollutants by nearly 26 percent over the next 15 years. The draft rule is more than 600 pages long, and it's accompanied by nearly 400 pages of regulatory analysis, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Americans Agree, EPA Regulations Go Too Far

June 3, 2014 2:22 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.info - @Chem_Kita | Blogs | Comments

According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically targeting coal power plants - will lead to higher electricity prices.            

Exxon: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source For Years

May 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.                 

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Cleaner Air May Mean Higher Electric Bills

May 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.                     

EPA Proposes Changes To Emission Rules For Refineries

May 16, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal Thursday to reduce oil refinery pollution that if adopted would mark the first change to the industry's emission standards in nearly two decades.        

Getting Smart With Energy Intelligence

May 16, 2014 10:15 am | by Mary K Burgoon, Manager Market Development, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity.               

UTi Worldwide Opens Houston Facility To Serve Oil & Gas Industry

May 14, 2014 10:01 am | by UTi Worldwide | News | Comments

Located in Houston, TX, close to Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), this unique facility was designed with specific emphasis on features suited to oil and gas clients.              

Wyoming Governor Blasts EPA's Coal Plant Proposal

May 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Ben Neary, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.   

Hopes For Keystone XL Vote Fade

May 8, 2014 10:42 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used a parliamentary maneuver to block a bid by pipeline supporters to include the pipeline measure in an energy efficiency bill moving forward in the Senate. Republicans also were seeking an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.

Oil & Gas Spending Encourages Exploration & Development

May 7, 2014 11:33 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

Annual reports from 42 oil and natural gas companies that have reported data on upstream expenditures since 2000 show that spending on exploration and development throughout the world increased by 5% in 2013, while spending on property acquisition fell by $17 billion.

Siemens Signs Multiple 10-Year Wind Service Contracts In North America

May 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Siemens Energy | News | Comments

Combined, the scope of these long-term contracts represents one of Siemens’ largest agreements with a single customer in North America.                    

Senator Says Ukraine Unrest Shows Need For Keystone XL

May 6, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is arguing that instability in Ukraine makes the case for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline.                

Survey: Economists Back More U.S. Oil And Gas Exports

May 2, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.                 

Customized Power Management For Lift Trucks

April 25, 2014 12:53 pm | by EnerSys | Product Releases | Comments

The Zero Battery Change Solution provides a convenient, highly cost-effective alternative to liquid propane, hydrogen fuel cells, and conventional, lead acid battery-charging systems, says the company.

Gas Supplies Interrupted By Wyoming Plant Blast

April 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming.            

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